How to Restore Files after Scan and Fix?

“Hi there, today when I connected USB drive on to my system, a window popped up asking me to Scan and Fix it. I followed it by clicking ‘Yes’ and performed the scan. Later, I found that many files from my USB drive are missing after Scan and Fix operation. I don’t even posses backup of those lost files, can anyone please suggest me how to recover files after scan and fix operation? Please help!!”

This kind of mishap is usually seen among various computer users, wherein users perform Scan and Fix on various storage devices and suffer loss of crucial files. Scanning of system drive is performed by running CHKDSK utility to mark and fix all bad sectors immediately. For external storage devices, the same is performed by right clicking on the device and selecting Scan option. But when CHKDSK is made to run, most of the times it erases all files from selected storage drive. So, before performing Scan and fix on any device, it is recommended to backup all files from it.

Scan and Fix is most frequently required in following scenarios:

  • When external storage devices are severely affected by virus/malware threats
  • Any damage to system drive due to file system corruption, header corruption, etc.
  • Incorrect way of formatting and reformatting the drive on any system can make it to show format error after which Scan and Fix is a must
  • When bad media spots gets piled on storage device making the memory space corrupt and inaccessible

In all above situations, user may perform Scan and fix on their storage devices or run CHKDSK on one’s computer to fix various issues and make the drive work properly. However, losing files after Scan and fix process is unavoidable. And if you are the one who have lost essential files from various storage devices after running Scan and Fix, then make use of reliable file recovery tool to bring back all your files.

Brilliant application to regain files after Scan and Fix:

The best utility to recover lost files after performing Scan and fix is Yodot File Recovery software. This tool can easily perform recovery of files like text, documents, excel sheets, presentations, notepad, Access files, OneNote, Outlook PST, etc. that are lost from system drives as well as external hard drives in numerous instances. Apart from this, the application can also bring back basic media file types from the storage devices formatted with FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. Addition to this, software can also bring back files from USB drives, FireWire drives, etc. that are lost due to accidental formatting, using unreliable antivirus to scan the device, etc. The software can be utilized on Windows computers running with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 operating systems. Apart from losing files on USB, pen drive or other external storage spaces, it happens sometimes that you end up deleting data present on it accidentally, when connected to computer. Later, you can't find deleted files from USB in Recycle Bin as these data will be erased permanently. Even at those times you can utilize Yodot to restore your permanently deleted data.

Guidelines to get back lost files after scan and fix:

Note: If files are lost from external storage devices, then connect drive to a Windows computer and follow these steps.

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software onto your Windows computer
  • Install and launch the tool by following onscreen instructions
  • On main screen, click on Lost File Recovery option to extract lost files
  • Now, upcoming screen provides a list of drives present on system
  • Choose the drive / partition (system drive or any other externally connected device) from which files are lost and click next
  • Software performs a quick scan of selected drive and comes up with recoverable files
  • Go through the list of files displayed on screen in Data View / File Type View
  • Then, select required files and continue to save them on any storage device (but not to the same device from which these files were restored)

Precautionary Measures:

  • Preserve all your important files in multiple storage devices to overcome uninvited data disasters
  • Make use of authentic antivirus program to get rid of viruses